ERIC Number: ED425362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Mediation Training for High School Students.
Conflict Resolution Unlimited, Inc., Bellevue, WA.
Young people need help in learning alternative dispute resolution skills at school. Teaching high school students how to understand conflict and then develop effective ways to deal with it is the purpose of this program. Designed for five 3-hour sessions using two trainers, it is organized around seven major themes: The Mediation Process, Cultural Diversity, Communication Skills, Feelings, Mediation Techniques, Dealing with Difficult Situations, Being Your Own Mediator. Guidelines for each session include a timeline for discussions, demonstration examples, role plays, and other exercises. Topics for the five sessions include: (1) "The Ball Game: What is Conflict,""What is a Mediator?""Listening Skills,""Understanding Other People's Point of View"; (2) "Feelings,""'I' Messages,""Mediation: Phase I Techniques"; (3) "Cultural Diversity and Mediation,""Mediation: Phase II and III Techniques"; (4) "Review,""Advanced Mediation Techniques," which includes tips on separating one's interest from positions, agreeing on a fair standard, and how to make settlement the common goal; and (5) "Dealing with Difficult Mediator Partners." Appendices include material on setting up a student mediation program, student training handouts, 42 role-playing scenarios, and evaluation forms. (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Guides, Family Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Listening Skills, Peer Mediation, Teaching Methods
Conflict Resolution Unlimited, 845 106th Avenue NE, Suite 109, Bellevue, WA, 98004; 800-922-1988; ($200). Consult http://www.conflictnet.org/cru for catalog of related print and videotape products.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conflict Resolution Unlimited, Inc., Bellevue, WA.
Note: For related products from this publisher, see CG 028 329-336.